Mayor announces 'Walk the 3 Bridges' for Macmillan Cancer Support

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 15:47 -- Editor

As part of the annual Mayor’s Charity appeal, Mayor Cllr Martin Reilly has announced details of a 3 Bridge sponsored walk, leaving from the Waterfoot Hotel at 11am on Saturday 22nd February 2014.  All proceeds raised from this event will be for Macmillan Cancer Support, the Mayors chosen charity.

This year the route will go over the Foyle Bridge, down Queens’s quay, pass over the Peace Bridge and Craigavon Bridge finishing at the Tourist Information offices.

Mayor Councillor Martin Reilly encouraged people to join in: “Last year 200 people took part in the walk to raise an astonishing £3,000 for Foyle Search and Rescue, the chosen charity of Cllr Kevin Campbell during his time as Mayor. This year, I would like to encourage more people to participate in the event, not only to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support here in the Foyle area but also to increase awareness of the invaluable work they carry out in providing support to families affected by Cancer, a cause I myself have been personally affected with.

This is a great opportunity to get out there, have fun, meet people and raise much needed funds for a charity that helps those at a time when they need it most. To take part, all that is required is £5 to register and a little of your time.”

Deidre Campbell from Macmillan Cancer support said: “We are delighted that Mayor Martin Reilly has showed such support throughout the years for our Charity and the spotlight that he has shone on the dedicated team here at Macmillan particularly over the last year.  It is greatly appreciated and this event provides a great time to gather people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities who wish to raise money for those who are affected by Cancer.

“It is always a rewarding day as it incorporates many of those who have been affected by Cancer, those who are recovering or those who are doing the walk in memory of loved ones.  It is a day to bring together these memories and chat to others.   It is these events that add to the necessary funds we so need.”

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